Kanu: It Is Not Necessary To Remain Together, Give Ndigbo Referendum
Nigerian ambassador to Argentina, has condemned the Federal Government for allegedly abducting and extraditing Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra.
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that Kanu urged Nigerian authorities to address the root causes of agitation rather than punishing Kanu.
The former ambassador warned President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration from pursuing IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu as if he (Nnamdi Kanu) were Nigeria’s issue.
Empire Kanu, who is also a member of the first republic’s House of Representatives, urged the Buhari government to make real attempts to resolve the concerns of separatist organizations in the nation.
The former legislator questioned why the government is so invested in Nnamdi Kanu, who is solely concerned with campaigning for fairness and justice and doing nothing to reign in Fulani herders and bandits wreaking havoc throughout the nation.
“The British forced us into this alliance. The important issue is: what is Nnamdi requesting?
Isn’t this a straightforward referendum? Why is the government scared to give him and those who believe in the cause he is promoting the opportunity to vote on whether or not to remain in this union?
“How come Britain allows referendums in Ireland and Scotland but not in the Eastern region?”
Britain should communicate with us immediately and then leave us alone. If you grant us a referendum, no one will agitate again since the vote’s result will resolve this dispute.
“So, what is the issue with requesting a referendum? Isn’t it the Government that harasses Nnamdi Kanu? They are the ones who are tormenting the youngster.”
Kanu urged the Nigerian government to restore the IPOB leader’s lawful rights after his abduction and return to the nation.
Although the Buhari administration has not disclosed how and where Nnamdi Kanu was apprehended and returned to Nigeria, multiple reports indicate that the IPOB leader was apprehended with the assistance of Kenyan authorities, who detained the separatist leader before handing him over to Nigerian authorities.
He was arraigned last Tuesday before Federal High Court Justice Binta Nyako and remanded to the Department of State Services, DSS. On July 26, 2021, his trial will resume.
Meanwhile, the IPOB leader recounted to his counsel, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, how he was brutally assaulted, tortured, and rendered unconscious by Keyan officials before to being turned over to the Nigerian government.